Here's how it went. Derek and I were sitting in our bedroom.
I said, "Hey Derek, I wish we could take off that closet door and replace it with a curtain."
Derek: "Hey, that'd be a good idea. Why don't you?"
Chana: "Because we're poor and we can't buy a curtain."
Derek: "That doesn't mean you can't take the door off..."
But back to the real reason for writing this: Closet Curtains! That's a technical term, I'm pretty sure. Now, I'm not the first home owner/blogger (though I am a NEW home owner!) to hang up some curtains in lieu of a closet door. You can check out some other examples here, here, here, or here.
Some people have doubts about using fabric as a door (and if you're using it as your front door, and you live in Manitoba, I'd have to agree that it's a terrible idea), but for a closet, it'd probably work. I think one thing that's important is getting nice looking fabric, because cheap material looks cheap - simply put. I'm leaning toward burlap, because I think it'll definitely give our room the very natural/beachy feeling that I'm leaning toward for the whole house (check out some awesome burlap curtains here or here).
But back to my story. So, like I said, our plan of taking off the door today got a bit derailed by moving more stuff to the house, after which Derek took a nap and I made us supper - some delicious pizza, which I am very proud of. First time I've ever made pizza on my own! Then we watched a Star Trek episode... cause we're nerds like that. And then, when 8 or 8:30 rolled around, I remembered my grand plan! So, I grabbed my box of tools, figured out what screw driver fit what part of the door, and went to work. You have to remember that this is the first time I've ever taken a bi-fold door off a door frame, so I wasn't really sure what I was doing. I just hoped that
Look at that. I like it better already! Can't wait to make some burlap curtains. And by make, I mean buy. Because I don't have a sewing machine - and I don't sew, even if I did have one.
And because no demo project is complete without its quirks, check out this pretty thing that lay beneath the bottom of the door's holder-thing (also a technical term). I'm not sure what we're going to do about that, so I guess it might just hang out there until we replace the floors... Any suggestions? Anyone? Feel free to comment!